Categories
Business

Dodge’s first electrified vehicle will be a new crossover called the Hornet

2023 Dodge Hornet GT Dodge DETROIT – The first electrified vehicle for the Dodge brand under Stellantis will be a plug-in hybrid crossover called the Hornet, a resurrected name most recently used for a 1970s station wagon. The compact crossover will be Dodge’s new entry-level vehicle, with a starting price of less than $30,000 for […]

Categories
Business

American Airlines agrees to buy 20 supersonic planes from Boom

American Airlines has agreed to purchase 20 supersonic Overture planes from Boom Supersonic, the companies announced Tuesday. The deal is the second firm order in the last two years for Boom, still years from building its first commercial airplane. United Airlines made a commitment last year to buy 15 Overture jets. “Passengers want flights that […]

Categories
Business

Polestar will launch a hot new electric roadster — but not until 2026

Polestar O2 electric roadster concept Source: Polestar Swedish electric vehicle maker Polestar said Tuesday that a popular electric roadster that it showed off earlier this year will officially go into production. But interested buyers will have to wait more than three years to get their hands on the new model. Polestar’s O2 roadster concept, first […]

Categories
Business

Business travel spending might not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2026

Lighted tunnel in the United Airlines terminal, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago Illinois. Andrew Woodley | Universal Images Group via Getty Images Business travel spending might not recover to pre-pandemic levels until sometime in 2026 — two years later than previously expected — as inflation, labor shortages and geopolitical issues slow the sector’s rebound, according to […]

Categories
Business

Dodge will discontinue its Challenger and Charger muscle cars next year

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (left) and 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Dodge DETROIT — Dodge will discontinue its gas-powered Challenger and Charger muscle cars at the end of next year, marking the end of an era for the brand as it starts to transition to electric vehicles. Since being resurrected in the mid- […]

Categories
Business

SoftBank-backed Ola Electric wants to launch a made-in-India EV in 2024

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal appears on screen during a presentation in August 15, 2021. The company’s EV-arm, Ola Electric, plans to launch an electric car in 2024. Samyukta Lakshmi | Bloomberg | Getty Images The CEO of Ola Electric said Monday his firm would launch an all-electric vehicle that can go from 0 to 100 […]

Categories
Travel

SRQ earns tribute from Florida Dept. of Transportation

The air travel industry lately has seen numerous unflattering stories about airline and airport delays, labor and pilot shortages, late or missing luggage, and flight cancellations. Airline travelers in Florida, and in the Tampa Bay area in particular, have a number of excellent airports to choose from when making their travel plans. There are 20 […]

Categories
Business

The Motor City is moving south as EVs change the automotive industry

Jack Weaver, an 82-year-old retired dairy farmer whose house sits on a Civil War battlefield, lives near General Motors’ Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. Michael Wayland / CNBC SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Jack Weaver can point to a cannon on a Civil War battlefield from the comfort of a shaded bench in his backyard — […]

Categories
Business

Transportation Department is losing top auto safety regulator after a few months on the job

Dr. Steven Scott Cliff, nominee to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Russell Building on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images The Department of Transportation said on Friday that Steven Cliff, the head […]

Categories
Business

Even airline employees are having trouble finding a seat home from Europe this summer

International passengers walk through the arrivals area at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport on November 26, 2021 in London, England. Leon Neal | Getty Images News | Getty Images Airlines want people to take a European vacation this summer — as along it’s not their employees. Carriers are discouraging their staff from using their employee perks […]